Multiple-locus variable-number tandem-repeat analysis of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus discriminates within USA pulsed-field gel electrophoresis types.

@article{Moser2009MultiplelocusVT,
  title={Multiple-locus variable-number tandem-repeat analysis of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus discriminates within USA pulsed-field gel electrophoresis types.},
  author={Stephen A. Moser and Maggie J Box and Mukesh S Patel and Misato Amaya and Robert L. Schelonka and Ken B. Waites},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  year={2009},
  volume={71 4},
  pages={333-9}
}
Many isolates of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) are indistinguishable when compared using the standard pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) typing method. This may present a problem when investigating local outbreaks of MRSA transmission in a healthcare setting. It also impedes investigation of the widely disseminated community… CONTINUE READING